Santa Clara University

Department of Political Science

Timothy Lukes

Phone: 408-554-4450
Courses taught:
Introduction to Political Theory

Applied Quantitative Methods in American Political Behavior

Contemporary Political Philosophy

Aesthetics and Politics

Timothy Lukes


Education: Ph.D., Political Economy, University of Toronto, 1981; A.B., Political Science, University of California, 1972.
Curriculum Vitae: Timothy Lukes (Updated January 2012)

Timothy Lukes teaches political philosophy, American political behavior, and research methods.  His research interests include the Italian Renaissance, American political culture, and contemporary political thought. His books have won awards from the Women's Caucus of the American Political Science Association and from the Asian American Studies Association. In 1996 Lukes was awarded the Northern California Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Teaching Award.  He has received grants from the California Council for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Association of State and Local Histories, the Sourisseau Academy, and the Irvine Foundation. For his work in multi-culturalism, he has received formal commendations from the City of San Jose and the County of Santa Clara.

Selected publications:

Descending to the Particulars: The Palazzo, The Piazza, and Machaivelli's Republican Modes and Orders, The Journal of Politics, (April 2009).
Teaching Wisdom to Interest: Book Five of Plato's Republic, PS: Political Science and Politics, (January 2009). (Co-authored with SCU student Mary Scudder.)
Putting Space Between Beauty and Politics, Chronicle of Higher Education, (December 21, 2007).
Martialing Machiavelli:  Reassessing the Military Reflections, The Journal of Politics, (November 2004).
Lionizing Machiavelli, The American Political Science Review, (September 2001).
 "Merit Badgering:  Dissecting a Slippery Concept in the Affirmative Action Debate," Public Affairs Quarterly, (July 1996).  (Co-authored with SCU student Bonnie Campodonico.)